Jonathan Swift, who waged war on ignorance, fear, and hate a couple of centuries ago, wrote: “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”
As I survey the political landscape I am continually amazed to discover just how shameless, arrogant, tone-deaf, unaware, lying, unapologetic--you name the adjective--that some of our "leaders" are.
For example, Ms. Shelley Moore Capito was just elected to the U.S. Senate from the adjacent state of West Virginia. Since we are close, we saw on TV some of her ads (too many, actually) prior to the election. Capito ran on an Obama-bashing platform, and one of her principal campaign ads said that Obama was going to kill jobs and take away our freedoms.
Really? You can say that with a straight face?